Earth Monkey Productions is proud to release its 10th recording with some quality experimental sound art.
Halal Kebab Hut - Algorithmic Junkestra High Brow Low Art Music is the debut release of Halal Kebab Hut, a band of seven improviseurs de junk (no they dont sound like Stomp), and was recorded in the cold, dark and final days of 2004. The group is the gastrosonic brainchild of, East London-based composer/improviser/anarchist/teacher/cyclist, Simon Katan, who creates all the algorithmic fodder for the band. This takes the form of game pieces - rigorous, non-linear, rule-based structures that provide differing systems of organisation without prescribing content - that bind the performers actions together into complex networks of interrelations.
In case it isnt already clear enough, all this is played out on junk - objects, deemed unworthy of serious musical activities, which are capable of producing interesting sounds - tin cans, water balloons, electric toothbrush, bubble wrap, whoopee cushion, food mixer, vacuum cleaner, hack saw, kazoos, swanee whistle, bird calls, electronic childrens toys, Casio MT-41, computer speakers in feedback loops, you get the idea.
The band has successfully implemented a revolving door membership policy - at the time of this recording the groups members were Charlie Piper, Cimeon Ellerton, Luke Fraser, Sarah Scutt, Simon Katan, and Tom Shelton. High Brow Low Art Music was engineered by Tom Shelton and Cimeon Ellerton.